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Ice  - motor yacht -  90.1m (295.6ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts  -  2005

Suleiman Kerimov  -  net worth USD 7.1 billion  -  Russia

Fedprombank  -

Super yacht Ice is owned by Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov. Kerimov is one of the richest Russians and an active philanthropist.

Idol  - motor yacht -  58.9m (193.24ft)  -  Austal   -  2007

Thomas Leclercq

SuperYachtFan received the information that Thomas Leclercq is the owner of the yacht Idol.

Mr. Leclercq's family are shareholders of the Decathlon Group, a major French sporting goods chain store.

Decathlon was founded by Michel Leclercq in 1976 and is currently one of the worlds largest sport equipment retail chains.

The net worth of Michel Leclercq is estimated at USD 2.6 billion. We were contacted by someone claiming to represent the Leclercq family, stating that the family does not own the yacht.

I Dynasty - motor yacht - 100.8m (331ft) -  Kusch Yachts - 2015

I Dynasty - motor yacht - 59m (194ft) - Benetti - 2008

Alijan Ibragimov - net worth USD 2 billion - Kazakhstan

Eurasian Resources Group -

Alijan Ibragimov is the owner of the yacht I Dynasty

Motor Yacht Ilona  -  Frank Lowy

Ilona  - motor yacht -  73.7m (241.77ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.   -  2004

Frank P. Lowy  -  net worth USD 5.3 billion  -  Australia

Shopping centers  -

Frank Lowy is the owner of the yacht Ilona.

Alloy Yacht Hey Jude  -  Lowy

Il Sole  -  motor yacht  -  44.7m (147ft)  -  Benetti  -  1994

Michael Hirtenstein  -  net worth USD 300 million  -  USA

Westcom  -

Michael Hirtenstein is the owner of the yacht Il Sole. Hirstenstein is the founder of Westcom, a telecommunications company that provides network services to the financial industry.

Hirtenstein sold Westcom in 2005 to One Equity Partners for USD 270 million. With the proceeds he started investing in New York real estate. Here you find an article about some of his properties.

In 2010 he acquired the yacht Candyscape from Christian Candy, founder of Candy and Candy. The yacht had been on the market for a few years with an asking price of USD 17 million, as Christian Candy was awaiting delivery of his new yacht. Hirstenstein bought the yacht in an ‘as is’ deal for EUR 4,5 million (USD 6 million).

However immediately after delivery,one of the engines suffered a major failure. This was the start of some legal procedures, read the full text here. In the end he kept the yacht, renamed Il Sole, and sent her for a  full refit to Rybovich in Florida. The yacht Il Sole is now available for charter.

Impulsive(Too)  - motor yacht -  38.4m (125.98ft)  -  Norship  -  1995

Hank Freid  -  net worth > USD 50 million  -  USA

New York real estate, Impulsive group  -

Hank Freid is the owner of the yachts Impulsive and Impulsive Too. Freid founded the Impulsive Group in 1996.

The Impulsive group is active in New York real estate development, and owns several luxury Manhattan hotels. The company of Hank Freid owns the yacht Impulsive and has her available for charter.

The Impulsive group currently owns four hotels including the Marrakech Hotel  and the Sanctuary Hotel and a residential building. Freid is an active philanthropist.

Inception  - motor yacht -  50m (164.04ft)  -  Heesen Yachts   -  2008

Built as Man of Steel for Barry Zekelman  -  net worth USD 0.9 billion  -  USA

Atlas Tube /  JMC  -

Barry Zekelman and his brothers inherited the company Atlas Tube when his father died in 1986. Atlas Tube grew to be the largest structural steel tubing producer in North America.

In 20 years time the turnover grew from USD 2 million to USD 1.2 billion. In 2006 Zekelman and his brothers sold a majority stake in Atlas Tube to the Carlyle group for USD 1,5 billion.

After this transaction Atlas Tube merged with JMC Steel Group. In 2011 Barry Zekelman and his brothers acquired all shares in JMC steel group. Currently he is executive chairman of the group.

Before owning the 50 meter Heesen yacht Man of Steel, which he sold in 2010, Zekelman owned a smaller 37 meter yacht with the same name. The 37 meter yacht was sold to peanut tycoon Dikran Izmirlian and is now named Totally Nuts.

Indian Empress  - motor yacht -  95m (311.68ft)  -  Oceanco  - 2000

Vijay Mallya  -  net worth USD 700 million  -  India

United Breweries Group / Kingfisher  -

Vijay Mallya is the owner of the luxury yacht Indian Empress.

Indigo Star - motor yacht - 38m (125 ft)  -  Siar & Moschini  -  1995

Robert Geiss  -  net worth US$ 50 million

Uncle Sam  -

Robert and Carmen Geiss are the owners of the yacht Indigo Star. Robert Geiss is the founder of Robert Geissini.

Indio  - motor yacht -  30.5m (100.07ft)  -   Wally Yachts  -  2009

Andrea Recordati  -  net worth > USD 50 million  - Italy

Pharmaceuticals  -

Andrea Recordati –together with his family- is the largest shareholder of the Recordati Spa. Andrea Recordati is General Manager of Pharmaceuticals International.

Recordati is a large pharmaceutical group listed on the Milan stock exchange. With a staff of 3.200 it operates in the main European countries. In 2011 Recordati spa had a turnover of EUR 760 million and a net profit of EUR 116 million.

Andrea Recordati’s Wally sail yacht Indio was the winner of the 2012 Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta. Indio is Recordati’s nickname.

Infinity - motor yacht - 88.5m (290 ft) - Oceanco - 2015

Eric Smidt

Eric Smidt is the owner of the yacht Infinity

Ingot  - motor yacht -  46.56m (152.76ft)  - Burger Boat Company  -  2008

Howard Meyers  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  USA

Quexco  -

Howard M. Meyers is the owner of superyacht Ingot. Mr. Meyers us smelting and refining facilities, three anode and flat roll producing facilities, and several plastic-related and mining companies.

The company has facilities in Europe, North American and South Africa. Quexco is the largest lead producer in the world. Group companies include RSR Corporation and Eco-Bat Technologies.  

Howard Meyers is also the owner of the Burger Boat Company, who built his yacht Ingot Mr Meyers is an active philanthropist, publicly donating more than $ 40 million to good causes. The net worth of Howard M. Meyers is estimated at more than $ 200 million.

Inoui  - motor yacht -  33.4m (110ft)  - Vitters  - 2013

Marco Vögele  -  net worth USD 450 million - Switzerland

Vogele Mode -

Marco Vögele is the owner of the sail yacht Inoui. The Swiss Vögele family are the founders of the European textile retail company Vögele Mode. In 1995 founder Charles Vögele retired from the company, his sons Marco Vogele and Carlo Vogele taking over management.

In 1997 the Vögele family sold the majority of its shares to Schroder Ventures for reportedly more than USD 900 million. Before owning the yacht Inoui, Vogele owned the Huisman built Gliss and the Jongert built sailing yacht Vivid.

Intuition II - motor yacht - 59m (194ft) - Amels Holland - 1974

Patrick E Malloy - net worth > USD 100 million - USA

Goodrich Petroleum -

Patrick E Malloy is the owner of the yacht Intuition II.

Invader  - motor yacht -  49.9m (163.7ft)  -  Codecasa S.p.A. -  1999

James Gabbert  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  USA

Radio Broadcasting  -

James Gabbert is the owner of the Codecasa superyacht Invader. James Gabbert is a US radio and television entrepreneur, known for owning KOFY-TV and KSOL Radio. Gabbert began his career in radio by buying airtime on local radio, selling advertising and broadcasting in English.

Later Gabbert purchased several broadcasting stations including K101 which was the first radio station to integrate its call letters with it's dial position. This technique made K101 San Francisco's most successful radio station.

Later Gabbert acquired KEMO-TV, which was renamed KOFY-TV. In 1994 Gabbert became the affiliate for the San Fransisco Warner Brothers television network, he renamed his station WB20- KOFY. In 1997 Gabbert sold KOFY-AM 1050 to KNBR ‘The Sports Leader’.

KNBR converted it into a sports talk station. In 1998 Gabbert sold WB20 to Granite Broadcasting for USD 170 million. James Gabbert has an estimated net worth of more than USD 200 million.

Invictus  - motor yacht -  65.5. (214.9ft)  -  Delta Marine   -  2013

Rick Caruso  -  net worth USD 1.8 billion  -  USA

Caruso Affiliated  -

Rick Caruso is the owner of the yacht Invictus.

Ipharra  - motor yacht -  31.1m (102.03ft)  -  Sunreef Yachts   -  2010

Philippe and Anne Gudin  -  net worth > USD 50 million  -  Switzerland

Institut Le Rosey  -

Philippe and Anne Gudin are the owners of the sailing yacht Ipharra. Philippe and Anne Gudin are the fourth generation owners of the Swiss private boarding school Le Rosey.

Le Rosey is considered to be on of the most expensive boarding schools in the world, with a yearly tuition of more than USD 100.000. The school was founded in 1880 by Paul Carnal. Students enjoy a bilingual (French and English) and bicultural education in an exclusive summer campus on Lake Geneva and a winter campus in Gstaad.

The school educates some of the best-known families in Europe, including the Rothschilds and the Radziwills. In addition, the school's alumni include many monarchs, such as Prince Rainier III of Monaco, King Albert II of Belgium, and Aga Khan IV.

Famous parents of students have included Elizabeth Taylor, Aristotle Onassis, David Niven, Diana Ross, and John Lennon. Sail yacht Ipharra is a catamaran built by Polish yacht builder Sunreef Yachts.

Iroquois (sold now named Herculina)  - motor yacht -  49.99m (164.01ft)  -  Feadship  -  1998

John William Henry II  net worth USD 1,5 billion  -  USA

Asset Management: John W Henry & Company  -

Billionaire John Henry was the owner of the yacht Iroquois, until 2013 when he sold her to Dutch millionaire Eric Heerema. John William Henry II is the founder of John W. Henry & Company (JWH).

He is owner of Liverpool F.C  and the Boston Red Sox. John W. Henry & Company, Inc is a futures and foreign exchange trading advisor. Henry began speculating in commodities in 1981, when he developed a highly effective trading formula.

Henry’s yacht Iroquois was named after a client who left Henry for a rival advisor, after he lost 10 percent of this clients' money in 1985. This fund and the rival advisor went bankrupt. The net worth of John Henry is estimated at USD 1.5 billion.

In 2011 John had an accident on his yacht, slipping down the stairs and injuring his neck. In 2013 the yacht was sold to Dutch investor Eric Heerema, she is now named Herculina.

Is a Rose  - motor yacht -  49.8m (163ft)  Perini Navi  -  2003

Isabella Seragnoli  -   net worth > USD 300 million  -  Italy

Coesia Groep  -

Isabella Serganoli is the owner of two sailing yachts: the Perini Navi Is a Rose and the Walli sailing yacht Esense. Isabelle Serganoli is the President and shareholder of the Coesia Group.

Read more about Isabella Seragnoli at her yacht Esense. The Perini Navi yacht Is a Rose is a twin screw ketch, she is the fourth yacht in Perini’s 50 meter series. She can accommodate 8 guests in 4 staterooms, including a large owners suite. She has a crew of eight.

Is a Rose can reach a top speed of 15.8 knots and has a range under power of 3.400 nm.

Issham Al Baher  - motor yacht -  115.7m (379.8ft)   -  Hellenic  -  1973

Niarchos family (sold her later to Latsis, gift to Saudi Arabia)  net worth USD 2.0 billion  -  Greece

Niarchos Ltd, art collection  -

Stavros Niarchos was a Greek shipping tycoon. In the fifties Niarchos founded Niarchos Ltd. The company was the first to build supertankers for the transport of large quantities of oil.

At a certain point Niarchos owned more than 80 tankers. Niarchos became a billionaire after the Suez Canal crisis increased demand for the large tonnage ships that Niarchos owned. Following Stavros Niarchos death in 1996, his family established the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is philanthropic organization, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and medicine, and social welfare. Issham al Baher was the first yacht in a series of three that Niarchos ordered. Superyacht Issham al Baher was sold to Latsis, who gave her to the royal family of Saudi Arabia.

Atlantis II was the second, which Niarchos kept as private yacht. There was a third hull, but she was never finished as Niarchos died.

Istranka  -  motor yacht  -  45.6m (150ft) -  3MAJ - 1959

Nerio Allesandri  -  net worth > USD 300 million  -  Italy

Technogym -

Nerio Allesandri is the owner of the yacht Istranka. Allesandri is the founder of Technogym, the world’s leading manufacturer of gym equipment. Technogym was founded in 1983.

Nowadays Technogym has more than 2,000 employees and realizes a turnover of more than USD 400 million a year Technogym has been the official supplier of many Summer Olympic Games.Allesandri also owns a large stake in Starpool and he is a director at the French Italian fashion brand Moncler.

Allesandri’s yacht Istranka was the presidential yacht of Marshal Tito, the 1st President of Yugoslavia. Istranka is available for charter.

Jaguar  - motor yacht -  56.08m (183.99ft)  -  Benetti SpA  -  2005

Past owner: Steve Wynn  -  net worth USD 2.8 billion  -  USA

Wynn Resorts  -

Super yacht Jaguar has been owned by Steve Wynn, who named the yacht Allegro. Steve Wynn is a US casino entrepreneur.  Wynn is Chairman of the Board at Wynn Resorts, Wynn Resorts has developed the Wynn Las Vegas resort and casino and Wynn Macau a casino resort in Macau.

Steve Wynn inherited his fathers string of bingo parlors in eastern United States..In the early seventies he also owned a wine and liquor importing company. He used the profits to invest in a small stake for the Frontier Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and later also acquired the Golden Nugget Las Vegas. Wynn renovated and turned the Golden Nugget from a gambling hall into a resort hotel and casino.

He was very successful and even attracted a new kind of premium clientele to Las Vegas. Wynn Resorts is now a publicly traded corporation realizing sales of USD 1.5 billion with 8,800 employees. Forbes estimates the net worth of Steve Wynn at USD 2.8 billion. Steve Wynn sold his super yacht Allegro in 2009.

Jasmin  - motor yacht -  36.8m (120.87ft)  - RMK Marine  -  2003

Mehmet Sepil -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  Turkey

Genel Energy  -

Mehmet Sepil is the owner of the yacht Jasmin, which he bought from Murat Vargi. Sepil is the founder of Genel Energy. Genel Energy is an oil company with exploration and production operations in Iraqi Kurdistan.

After a USD 2.4 billion take-over of Genel by investment company Vallares, Sepil is now President of Genel. Murat Vargi is the owner of MV Holdings. MV Holding is the founding shareholder of the Turkish mobile phone company Turkcell, and is shareholder of KVK, the widest mobile phone sale network in Turkey.

Turkcell is the largest mobile phone operator of Turkey, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The company had 34 million subscribers in 2011. Murat Vargi is also co-founder of the Turkish search engine Hakia. Murat has his superyacht Jasmin available for charter.

Jazz Jr.  - motor yacht - 32.8m (107.61ft)  -   Urkmezler Yat Sanayi Turizm ve Ticaret  -  2009

Mehmet Karabeyoglu - net worth > USD 50 million  -  Turkey

Mehmet Karabeyoglu is one of the owners of the Proteksan Turquoise yard in Turkey. Proteksan Turquoise builds all aluminum or aluminum/steel yachts and has a reputation that attracts high-profile owners, including the Russian government.  

The Russian government purchased the Proteksan built Leo Fun and renamed her Sirius. She is to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Karabeyoglu had his wooden sail yacht Jazz Jr built at his own yard.

JeMaSa  - motor yacht -  49.99m (164.01ft)  -  Hakvoort Shipyard  -  2006

Richard Kayne  -  net worth > USD 150 million  -  USA

Kayne Capital Advisors  -

Superyacht JeMaSa (now named Hadia) was owned by US investor Richard Kayne, chairman of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. He still owns the yacht Suri.

Joy Me – motor yacht – 49.9 m (164ft) – Philip Zepter Yachts – 2011

Philip Zepter – net worth USD 5 billion – Monaco

Zepter Group -

Philip Zepter is the owner of the yacht Joy Me. Zepter is the founder of the Zepter Group, which produces, sells and distributes exclusive, high-quality consumer goods around the world, principally through its own sales network as well as through high-end stores.

Zepter International owns 8 factories in Switzerland, Germany and Italy. His net worth is estimated at USD 5 billion, although he is not listed on Forbes Rich List. The yacht Joy Me was built at a ship yard owned by Philip Zepter.

Just J’s - motor yacht - 61m (200ft) - Hakvoort 2015

Just J’s - motor yacht  -  45.9m (150ft)  - Delta Marine - 2011

Jay Schottenstein  -  net worth USD 2.7 billion  -  USA

SB Capital Group  -

Jay Schottenstein is the owner of the yacht Just J’s.

motor yacht Kaiser - Oleksandr Yaroslavsky

Kaiser  -  motor yacht  -  60m (197ft)  -  Abeking & Rasmussen  -  2011

Oleksandr Yaroslavsky  -  net worth USD 400 million  -  Ukraine

UkrSibbank -

Oleksandr Yaroslavsky is the owner of the motor yacht Kaiser. Oleksandr Yaroslavsky is co-founder of the UkrSibbank, the third largest bank in the Ukraine. In 2005 Yaroslavsky sold 51% of the UkrSibbank to the BNP Paribas bank for EUR 161 million (USD 220 million), and in 2009 and 2010 he sold the remaining shares for another EUR 130 million (USD 175 million).

It is believed that he received. Yaroslavsky invested the profits in the Development Construction Holding (DCH) Group. DCH invests in real estate and other sectors. Its investments include XXI Century (real estate development), the Kharkiv Palace Hotel ,  the Kharkiv International Airport, and the Ukrainian rugby club RC Olimp.

Yaroslavsky’s yacht Kaiser was built at the German yard Abeking and Rasmussen. She features an Bannenberg and Rowell interior. (Photo of Kaiser by Krongy / Flickr)

Kauris III - motor yacht -  32.8m (107.7ft)  -  Wally Yachts  -  2002

Marco Tronchetti Provera  -  net worth > USD 800 million  -  Italy

Pirelli  -

Marco Tronchetti Provera is the owner of the Wally sailing yacht Kauris III. Marco Tronchetti Provera is the CEO and Chairman of the Pirelli Group.

Pirelli is one of the world’s largest tire makers with 20 factories around the world. In 2013 Pirelli realized sales of EUR 6.1 billion (US$ 8.2 billion) and a net profit of EUR 306 million (US$ 416 million).

The group has 38,000 employees and is active in 160 countries around the world. The Pirelli Group is worldwide famous for its annual Pirelli Calendar, which is distributed only to a selected group of important customers and celebs.  

Marco Tronchetti Provera owns approx. 10 percent of the shares in Pirelli, as he holds 39% of the shares in Gruppo Camfin, which in its turn holds 26% of the shares in Pirelli Group. Mr. Tronchetti Provera’s 48 million shares are worth around EUR 600 million or USD 800 million (May 2014).

His yacht Kauris III was built by Wally Yachts in 2002. Sailing yacht Kauris III has participated in several regatta’s, including the Pirelli Regatta.

Katara  - motor yacht -  124.4m (408.1ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts   -  2010

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani  -  net worth USD 2.5 billion  -  Qatar

Emir of Qatar  -

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was the Emir of the State of Qatar. His son Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, is the Emir of Qatar since June 2013. The Sheikh’s yacht Katara is one of the largest yachts in the world.

Kelly Sea  - motor yacht -  34m (111.55ft)  -  Westport Yachts  -  2005

Robert E Schmidt  -  net worth < USD 100 million  -  USA

real estate  -

Robert E. Schmidt is the founder of Boulder Venture. Boulder Venture was originally a custom home building company, but entered commercial development in the seventies.

Since 1992 the company developed over USD 700 million in real estate. Robert Schmidt’s Westport yacht Kelly Sea is named after his wife Kelly Schmidt.

Keri Lee III  - motor yacht -  53.9m (176.84ft)  -  Trinity Yachts, LLC  -  2001

Trevor Lee  -  net worth > USD 600 million  -  Australia

Australian Country Choice  -

Keri Lee was built as Katharine for Lee Reuben Anderson. Lee Anderson is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the owner and chairman of the Minnesota-based APi Group Inc., a holding company for numerous construction and fire-protection firms.

In 1964, Anderson took over Asbestos Products, Inc., an insulation contractor that was a division of his father's business, a successful plumbing contractor. After he purchased an industrial fire sprinkler company in 1969, Lee Reuben Anderson continued to acquire other firms, primarily in the construction and fire-protection fields.

The growing conglomerate was renamed APi Group Inc. in 1997. APi Group owns more than 33 independently managed businesses, reaching about 9,000 employees.  Anderson sold his yacht Katharine to Travor and Keri Lee.  Trevor Lee owns Australian Country Choice.

ACC is one of the largest beef processing companies in the world, with an annual turnover of more than $ 1 billion. The company owns 433,000 hectares of land and processes 150,000 pieces of cattle each year.

Kibo  - motor yacht -  81.8m (266ft)  -  Abeking & Rasmussen  -  2014

Alexander Mamut  -  net worth USD 2.3 billion -  Russia

SUP Media -

Motor yacht Kibo is owned by Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut.

Kimberly II  - motor yacht -  42.65m (139.93ft)  -  Mondo Marine SpA   -  2006

Spiros Metaxas  -  net worth > USD 50 million  -  Greece

Metaxa   -

Luxury yacht Kimberly II was built for Spiros Metaxas. Spiros Metaxas inherited the famous Greek Metaxa liquor brand. Metaxa is a blend of brandy, spices, and wine, exported to over 60 countries.

Metaxa is the only Greek industry that survived both World Wars. Metaxa has won several gold medals in international spirit competitions, showcased in many of its bottles. In 1989 Metaxa was acquired by the British drinks group Grand Metropolitan (now called Diageo) and was later sold to the Remy Cointreau group.

Kingdom 5KR  - motor yacht -  86m (282.15ft)  -   Benetti SpA  -  1980

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulazziz Al Saud  -  net worth USD  20 billion  -  Saudi Arabia

Kingdom Holding Company  -

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal  is the owner of the luxury yacht Kingdom 5KR, he is the richest person in Saudi Arabia

Kismet - motor yacht -  68m (223.1ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts  -  2007

Shahid Khan  -  net worth USD 3.8 billion  -  USA

Flex-n-gate (car parts)

Shahid Khan is the owner of the yacht Kismet.  More information here.

Kisses  - motor yacht -  53.34m (175ft)  -  Feadship  - 2000

Norman Braman  -  net worth USD 1.6 billion  - USA

Car dealership  -

Norman Braman is the owner of the yacht Kisses. Braman founded Braman Enterprises. The company owns 23 car dealerships in Florida and Colorado, selling brands as Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes, Porsche and Rolls-Royce.

Braman Motorcars includes  Braman Rolls-Royce and Braman Bentley Palm Beach. In 1957 Norman Braman founded Keystone Stores, a chain of self-service department stores. 10 years later he sold it for USD 1 million and moved to Florida. He purchased a Cadillac dealership in 1972 which grew into Braman Enterprises.

His art collection includes works of Picasso and Andy Warhol and is worth more than USD 100 million.

Kiss the Sky  - motor yacht -  52m (170.6ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.  -  2001

Sidney Kimmel  -  net worth USD 1.3 billion  -  USA

Jones Apparel /  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment  -  /

There are some unconfirmed rumors that Mr. Sidney Kimmel is the owner of the yacht Kiss the Sky. Mr. Kimmel is the founder of the Jones Apparel Group and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

The Jones Group Inc. is a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands in apparel, footwear, jeans wear, jewelry and handbags.The Company's internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements include: Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt, Jessica Simpson, Givenchy and many other brands.

The group operates around 800 retail stores and another 400 outlet stores. In 2012 the group realized USD 3.8 billion in sales. Over the last years Mr. Kimmel sold al his shares in the Jones Group, including 1 million shares early 2014.

Mr. Kimmel founded Sidney Kimmel Entertainment in 2004, the production company released several successful movies including Death at a Funeral and MoneyBall (with Brad Pitt). Sidney Kimmel is an active philanthropist, he is namesake behind the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, The Kimmel Cancer Research Center, and The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He is known to be one of the biggest names in the cancer cure support, donating several hundred million dollars.  Mr. Kimmel has an estimated net worth of USD 1.3 billion.

Kogo  -  71.7m (235.27ft)  -  Alstom (Aker Yards)  -  2006

Mansour Ojjeh  -  net worth USD 2.6 billion -  Saudi Arabia

TAG Group (Holdings) SA  -

Mansour Ojjeh is the owner of the yacht Kogo.  

Kohala - motor yacht - 63 meter (207ft) - ISA Yachts

Al Juffali family - net worth USD 6.3 billion - Saudi Arabia

Al Juffali Group -

The Al Juffali family of Saudi Arabia are the owners of the yacht Kolaha

Koi - motor yacht - 35m (115ft) -  McMullen & Wing

Max Rutherston - net worth > USD 25 million - UK

Rutherston Japanese Art -

Japanese art dealer Max Rutherston is the owner of the expedition yacht Koi. Rutherstone is a London based art dealer specialized in netsuke. Netsuke are miniature sculptures that were invented in 17th-century Japan to serve a practical function.

Netsuke evolved over time from being strictly utilitarian into objects of great artistic merit and an expression of extraordinary craftsmanship. Rutherson was Chairman of Asian Arts London.

His yacht Koi was built by McMullen & Wing in 2001 and is available for charter.

Kokomo III  - sailing yacht -  58.4m (191.6ft)  -  Alloy Yachts  -  2010

Lang Walker  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  Australia

Walker Corporation  -

Lang Walker is an Australian businessman and owner of Walker Corporation. Walker Corporation is Australia's largest privately owned developer of residential, commercial and industrial real estate.

The group was founded by Lang Walker and his father in the 1960’s. The company grew to a turnover of over USD 2 billion, employing a staff of 375. In 1999, Lang Walker sold his shares in Walker Corporation Limited to Australand Holdings Limited but reserved the rights to re-use the Walker Corporation name after January 2003.

He kept running his private development company McRoss Developments Pty Ltd and renamed her Walker Corporation in 2003. Lang Walker has owned several sailing yachts all named Kokomo. Lang Walker also owns a 38 meter motor yacht named Kokomo II.

Komokwa - motor yacht - 41m (135ft) - Horizon Yachts - 2009

Brian O’Sullivan - net worth > USD 50 million - USA

Mexico Power Group -

Brian O’Sullivan is the owner of the yacht Komokwa. Brian O’Sullivan is an entrepreneur, active in wind energy. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Wind Energy Association and is founder of the  California Wind Energy Association.

O’Sullivan is now President of the Mexico Power Group, but was previously owner of Coram Energy and English Bay Energy Limited. Coram Energy Corporation manages and produces wind energy.

It is involved in the development of projects from India to California. The company is based in Mojave, California. Mexico Power Group is active in developing, building, operating and maintaining wind and solar powered projects in Mexico.

Mexico Power Group is currently developing projects in nine Mexican states, spanning practically every significant wind area that has been identified in Mexico. The yacht Komokwa  was built by Horizon Yachts in their Premiere Shipyard in Taiwan.

Lady A - motor yacht - 55m (181 ft) - Sterling Yachts - 1986

Lord Alan Sugar - net worth US$ 1.5 billion - UK

AMSprop -

Lord Alan Sugar is the owner of the yacht Lady A. She was built as Southern Cross for Australian entrepreneur Alan Bond.

Lady Anastasia  - motor yacht -  47.55m (156ft)  -  Sensation Yachts   -  2001

Built as Aria for Bob Milhous  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  USA

Publishing: TC Advertising  -

Bob Milhous is the co-founder of the Treasure Chest Advertising Company. The Treasure Chest Advertising company was founded in 1967 by Bob and his brother Paul Milhouse.

They bought a used printing press to publish advertising circulars. Within five years the company was operating six U.S. plants that were printing advertising circulars.  Sales grew rapidly to USD 100 million in 1980 and more than USD 500 million in 1993, running 15 plants.

In that year Bob and Paul Milhouse sold their company to Big Flower Press Holdings for about USD 235 million.  The company, now called Vertis Communications, is currently the leading supplier in the United States of advertising inserts, newspaper supplements, and other advertising products. It realizes sales of more than USD 1 billion with 5,000 employees.

Bob Milhous has sold his yacht Aria, she is now named Lady Anastasia. Early 2012 Bob and Paul Milhous sold their art collection for around USD 40 million.

Lady Ann Magee  - motor yacht -  49.9m (163.71ft)  -  Codecasa S.p.A.   -   2001

Michael Smurfit  -  net worth USD 400 million  -  UK

Smurfit Kappa  -

Michael Smurfit is the owner ot the luxury yacht Lady Ann Magee.

Lady B  - motor yacht -  44.7m (146.6ft)  -  Vitters Shipyard  -  2010

Gerald Hines  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  USA

Real estate  -

Gerald Hines is the founder of Hines, an international real estate firm. Hines started in real estate in 1957 with warehouses and small office buildings. He started large scale development in 1967 when he build a downtown Houston headquarters for Shell Oil Company.

Hines is now one of the largest real estate developers in the world, active in the US, the UK and 16 other countries. The Hines portfolio of projects underway, completed, acquired and managed for third parties consists of more than 1,190 properties including skyscrapers, corporate headquarters, mixed-use centers, industrial parks, medical facilities, and master-planned resort and residential communities.

Currently, the firm controls assets valued at approximately USD 23 billion. Gerald Hines’ yacht Lady B was named after his wife Barbara Hines.

Lady Beatrice  - motor yacht -  60m (196.85ft)  -   Feadship  - 1993

David and Frederick Barclay  -  net worth USD 3.2 billion  -  UK

The Telegraph Group  -

Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, known as the Barclay Brothers, are the owners of the yacht Lady Beatrice.

Lady Britt  - motor yacht -  63m (206.69ft)  -  Feadship   -  2010

Sten Warborn  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  Sweden

Jewellery: Iduna Group of Sweden  -

Sten Warborn is owner the owner of the yacht Lady Britt.

Lady Christine - motor yacht  -  68m (223.1ft)  -  Feadship   -  2010

Lord Irvine Laidlaw  -  net worth USD 800 million  -  UK

IIR conferences, sold to Informa  -

Irvine Laidlaw, Baron Laidlaw is a Scottish member of the House of Lords. Laidlaw bought a small US publishing company in 1973, producing newsletters.

In the late 80’s Irvine Laidlaw entered the seminar and training business. Laidlaw’s company turned into the Institute for International Research, the world's largest conference organizer.

Laidlaw sold the company in 2005 for approx. GBP 750 million to Informa.

Lady Gayle Marie  - motor yacht -  42.7m (140ft)  -   Burger Boat Company  -  2010

Tom Benson  -  net worth USD 1.2 billion  -  USA

Tom Benson Car dealership

Tom Benson is the owner of the yacht Lady Gayle Marie. Tom Benson is a successful car dealership entrepreneur. Benson owns several dealership around San Antonio and New Orleans.

Dealerships include Tom Benson Chevrolet, Best Chevrolet, Benson Honda and Mercedes Benz of San Antonio. Benson invested the profits of his car dealership in local banks, forming Benson Financial Corporation. In 1996 Benson sold Benson Financial to Norwest Banks for USD 77 million.

Norwest Bank later merged with Wells Fargo. Benson is the owner of the New Orleans Hornets and the New Orleans Saints. Tom Benson also owns real estate: he is the owner of the Benson Tower. Forbes estimates Benson’s net worth at USD 1.2 billion.

Lady Gulya  - motor yacht -  58m (190.29ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.   -  2006

Andrei Skoch  -  net worth USD 8 billion  -  Russia

Metallo Invest  -

Super yacht Lady Gulya is owned by Andrei Skoch. The yacht was named Gu, but renamed to Lady Gulya when Skoch’s new yacht Madame Gu was delivered. The yacht is now sold and renamed Astrid Conroy.

Lady Joy  - motor yacht -  47.85m (157ft)  -  Christensen Shipyard  -  2007

Denise Rich  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  USA / Austria

Denise Rich is the owner of the yacht Lady Joy. Denis Rich was born as Denise Eisenberg, daughter of a wealthy shoe manufacturer. Her father Emile Eisenberg founded the Desco Shoe Corporation after he fled Europe at the start of WW2.

Desco Shoe Corporation became one of the US largest shoe manufacturers with six factories in the US and 1,500 employees. Desco was sold in 1988, and Denise inherited a fortune when her father died in 2003.

Denise married commodities trader Marc Rich in 1966. Marc Rich founded the commodities trading company Marc Rich & Co, which later became Glencore Xstrata Plc. In 2010 Forbes estimated the net worth of Marc Rich at USD 1 billion.

When she and Marc Rich divorced in 1996, Denise Rich received a reported USD 500 million divorce settlement, although some sources say the amount was nearing USD 900 million.

Denise had a successful music career as a singer and songwriter, she was nominated for three Grammy Awards. Denise Rich has an estimated net worth of USD 1 billion. The yacht Lady Joy is available for charter.

Lady K II - motor yacht  -  57.5m (189ft)  -  Austin & Pickersgill  -  1961

Achilleas Kallakis - net worth > USD 50 million  -  London

Pacific Group of Companies

Achilleas Kallakis is the owner of the yacht Lady K II. Kallakis is a real estate developer mainly active in the UK. Achilleas Kallakis was sentenced to seven years in prison after being found guilty of one of UK commercial property’s largest frauds in recent times.

He and a business partner were found guilty of obtaining £740m in fraudulent loans from Allied Irish Bank between 2003 and 2007. They had forged overriding leases that they had said had been signed by Hong Kong property giant Sun Hung Kai properties.

They were also found guilty of fraudulently obtaining £26m from HBOS to convert a ferry into a super-yacht. During the trial the jury were told that Kallakis used the proceeds of his fraud to fund the lifestyle of the super-rich in which he maintained a fleet of chauffeur driven Bentleys, a private plane, a private helicopter, a luxury yacht moored in Monaco harbour and a collection of high value art works.

Kallakis was also involved in legal proceedings around his yacht Lady K II.

Lady Kathryn V  - motor yacht -  62.00m (203.41ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts   -  2011

Leo & Kathryn Vecellio  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  USA

Road and Bridge construction  -

Leo and Kathryn Vecellio are the owners of the motor yacht Lady Kathryn V, read more here.

Lady Lau  - motor yacht -  65m (213.25ft)   -  Codecasa S.p.A.   -  2010

Joseph Lau  -  net worth USD 6.3 billion  -  Hong Kong

real estate: Chinese Estates Holding  -

Joseph Lau Luen Hung is a real estate investor. Lau owns a 61% stake in Chinese Estates Holdings.

Chinese Estates Holdings, based in Hong Kong is a major property developer and brokerage company. Joseph Lau is one of the richest men in Hong Kong and was one of the first purchasers of a private Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet.

Lady Lara - motor yacht - 92 m (299ft) - Lurssen Yachts - 2015

Lady Lara  - motor yacht  - 59.3m (194.5ft) - Benetti Yachts  -  2009

Alexander Machkevitch  -  US$ 2 billion  -  Kazakhstan

Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation -

Alexander Machkevitch is the owner of the yachts Lady Lara. His new Lady Lara was delivered in 2015, while his older Benetti Lady Lara was put for sale.

Lady Linda - motor yacht  -  56.7m (186ft)  -  Trinity Yachts  -  2012

Doug  von Allmen  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  USA

Von Allmen Capital, Group One  -

Doug von Allmen is the owner of the yacht Lady Linda. Von Allmen is a US venture capitalist. He started his company Von Allmen Capital Partners in 1997.  

His most successful transaction was the purchase of State Beauty Supply, which he transformed in Beauty Alliance, and sold for USD 400 million to L’Oreal. He also sold the 350-store sunglass chain Sunsations to Sunglass Hut for USD 125 million.

Von Allmen Capital Partners offer a Porsche Cayman for anyone who brings them a USD 10 million deal. Not all investments by Mr von Allmen are successful though, as he lost an approximate USD 100 million in the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme.

In an interview he said that it was a large sum, but it wouldn’t change his lifestyle. In 2006 Doug von Allmen had two superyachts delivered: the 60 meter (197-foot) Lürssen Linda Lou and the 48 meter (157-foot) Trinity Lady Linda.

Both yachts were sold in the aftermath of the ponzi scheme, but a new Lady Linda built by Trinity was delivered in 2012.

Lady Lola  - motor yacht -  62.6m (205.38ft)  -  Oceanco   -  2002

Duane Hagadone  -  net worth USD 800 million  -  USA

Publishing (Hagadone Corporation)  -

Duane Hagadone is the owner of the yacht Lady Lola, and chairman of the Hagadone Corporation.

Lady M  - motor yacht - 65m (213 ft) - Palmer Johnson Yachts - 2013

Alexei Mordashov - net worth US$ 113 billion - Russia

Russian billionaire Alexei Mordashov is the owner of the yacht Lady M.

Lady M  - motor yacht -  44.2m (145.01ft)  - Intermarine Savannah -  2002

John D Moran  - net worth > $ 50 million - USA

Moran Industries -

John D Moran is the owner of the Intermarine Savannah yacht Lady M. Moran is the owner of Moran Industries, a logistics provided based in Watsontown, Pa.

Moran Industries was founded in 1975 as a warehouse operation, but turned in to Pennsylvania’s largest logistics provider, operating in 48 states. Moran Logistics owns 18 warehouses and has 350 employees. Moran’s yacht Lady M is available for charter.

Lady M II  -  50.0m (164.04ft)  -   Hakvoort  -  1994

Lord Ashcroft of Chichester  -  net worth USD 1.2 billion  -  UK

Investments  -

Michael Anthony Ashcroft is the owner of the yacht Lady M II. Baron Ashcroft started his working at a cleaning and business service company. He started his own business, Michael A.

Ashcroft Associates at the age of 26. He purchased a loss-making cleaning company for just £1 in 1974 and sold the company three years later for GBP 1.3 million. With the proceeds Michael Ashcroft purchased Hawley Goodall, a camping equipment manufacture.

Ten years later, after several acquisitions in the cleaning and service industry his company had revenues of more than USD 1.3 billion. After taking over several companies in the security services business, the company changes his name into ADT. In 1997 Michael Ashcroft sold ADT to Tyco International for USD 6.7 billion.

Lady Marina  - motor yacht  -  63.95m (209.8ft)  -  Feadship   -  1999

Sergio Mantegazza  -  net worth USD 2.9 billion  -  Switzerland

Globus (travel)  -

Sergio Mantegazza is the owner of the yacht Lady Marina

Lady Mona K  - motor yacht -  57.7m (189.3ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.   -  1986

Dr Al-Khouly

Saudi Arabian lawyer Dr Al-Khouly is the owner of the yacht Lady Mona K. He purchased the yacht in 1991 from the heirs of UK publisher Robert Maxwell.

Robert Maxwell was once a successful media entrepreneur, he owned the Maxwell Communications Corporation. His companies owned the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mail, the Daily Record, Prentice Hall and even a part of MTV Europe.  

After purchasing the US publishing firm MacMillan for USD 2,6 billion, his companies ran into financial troubles. When his empire was collapsing, he drowned in 1991 after falling overboard from form his yacht Lady Ghislaine. Some speculated about suicide.

Maxwell had named the yacht after his youngest daughter Ghislaine. After Maxwell’s death, his companies filed for bankruptcy. Not much is known about dr Al-Khouly, he is rumored to have paid GBP 9 million for the yacht.

Lady Moura  - motor yacht -  104.85m (344ft)  -  Blohm & Voss  -  1990

Nasser Al Rashid  -  net worth USD 20 billion  -  Saudi Arabia

Rashid Engineering  -

See SuperYachtFan’s Lady Moura page

Lady Petra  - motor yacht -  46.7m (153ft)  -  Heesen Yachts  -  2012

Frans Heesen  -  net worth USD 230 million  -  The Netherlands

Heesen yachts  -

Motor Yacht Lady Petra is owned by Heesen Yachts founder Frans Heesen.

Lady S  - motor yacht -  68.5m (224.74ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.   - 2006

Daniel M. Snyder  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  USA

Washington Redskins -

Lady Sheridan  - motor yacht -  57.9m (189.96ft)  -   Abeking & Rasmussen   -  2007

John Eddy Williams  -  net worth USD 600 million  -  USA

Lawyer - Tobacco settlement  -

John Eddie Williams is a famous US Lawyer, known for a US tobacco settlement which netted him USD 600 million.

Ladyship - motor yacht - 41m (135ft) - Heesen Yachts - 2004

Saulius Karosas - net worth > USD 1.5 billion - Lithuania

SK Impex -

Saulius Karosas is the owner of the yacht Ladyship. Karosas is the founder of SK Impex, active in the international trade of dental and other medical equipment.

Saulius Karosas also owns the Medicinos Bankas, a financial institution, providing banking services to private persons and business customers. Medicinos Bankas was among the first banks in Lithuania to offer Internet banking services.  

Karosas started in the oil business in 1990 as a mediator between Swiss banks and Russian oil extraction companies. Later he established the Swiss based oil management company Western Petroleum. Western Petroleum realized annual revenues of US$6 billion by the time it was liquidised in 2010, mostly because oil trading moved online.

Karosas is an active philanthropist, his Saulius Karosas Charity Foundation supports young musicians in their training and supports participations in international competitions, seminars and conferences. Karosas resides in Geneva, Switzerland.

His net worth is estimated at USD 1.5 billion. Karosas purchased his yacht Ladyship in 2010, she was built at Heesen in 2004.

Lady Victoria - motor yacht -  26.8m (88ft)  -  Rayburn Custom Yachts  - 2004

Tommy Baker  -  net worth > US$ 50 million  -  USA

Baker Motor Cars -

Tommy Baker is the owner of the yacht Lady Victoria. Baker is the founder of Baker Motor Company. Baker Motor Company started as a Mercedes Benz dealership and grew into the largest privately held auto dealer in South Carolina.

The company represents 12 brands, including Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Porsche and Cadillac. In June 2014 Baker Motor Company was appointed as a Rolls Royce motor car dealership.

Baker’s yacht Lady Victoria was built in 2004 at Rayburn Custom Yachts. She can accomodate 8 guests in 4 cabins.  Lady Victoria is named after Tommy’s wife Victoria. The yacht currently for sale.

Lammouche  - motor yacht -  44m (144 ft)  -  San Lorenzo  -  2010

Ayman Asfari  -  net worth USD 1.9 billion  -  UK

Petrofac  -

Ayman Asfari is the owner of the 44 meter yacht Lammouche. Asfari is the founder of Petrofac.

La Masquerade  - motor yacht -  54.99m (180.4ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.   -  2003

Sir Robert Ogden  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  UK

The Ogden Group, real estate  -

Sir Robert Ogden is the owner of the yacht La Masquerade. Ogden was an early investor in the London Docklands area. He saw potential in the industrial zone and redeveloped it into recreational area.

His successful coal recovery, land remediation and regeneration business Ogden & Sons Limited was sold to ATH Resources in 2006. In 2010 his yacht La Masquerade was damaged by a tanker in Curacao. The net worth of Robert Ogden is estimated at more than GBP 100 million.

Ogden is an active philanthropist, donating to cancer research and other good causes.

Lars  - motor yacht -  36.4m (119ft)  -  Shipyard Balk  -  2012 (refit)

Hennie Holterman  -  net worth < US$ 50 million  -  the Netherlands

Reggeborgh  - Orbys  -

Hennie Holterman is the owner of the yacht Lars.  Lars started as a tugboat and was transformed into a yacht. Her original owner was planning to take her to the North Pole region.

But he abandoned the plan and Lars was purchased by Holterman, who had her finished by Balk Shipyard. Holterman was co-shareholder at Reggeborgh Group, the private investment company of Dutch billionaire Dik Wessels. Holterman is actually the son in law of Mr Wessels.

Holterman owned 5% which he sold in 2002.  With the funds he started the Orbys real estate group.

Laurel  - motor yacht - 73.15m (239.9ft)  -  Delta Marine  -  2006

Tom Golisano  - net worth USD 1.9 billion  - USA

Paychex  -

Tom  Golisano is the owner of Laurel, which he acquired from the Berwind family in 2013. Golisano also owns the yacht Match Point - see more hereunder  - but she is now for sale.  Superyacht Laurel was built for Charles Graham Berwind, who died in 2010.  

The Berwind family owns Berwind Corporation. Berwind Corporation was known as Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, as it was one of the US leading coal producers. In the 1960’s the company started to diversify and redeployed coal assets into other industries. The Berwin family is one of the richest families in the US, with assets over USD 3 billion.

Their current investments include Elmers’s products (glue), National Pen Company and Wellpet, a pet’s food producer. The Berwin Corporation employs 4,500 people.

Lazy Z  - motor yacht -  51.4m (168.64ft)  -  Oceanco   -  1997

Mortimer Zuckerman  -  net worth USD 2.4 billion  - USA

Boston Properties  -

Mortimer Zuckerman is a self-made US real estate investor and media mogul. Zuckerman is the chairman of Boston Properties, a large US based real estate investment trusts. Zuckerman is also owner and publisher of the New York Daily News and of the U.S. News & World Report.  

Zuckerman co-founded Boston Properties and took it public in 1997. In 2006 he donated USD 100 million to fund a new cancer research center, named the Zuckerman Research Center. His charitable trust lost USD 40 million from investments made by Bernie Madoff. in April 2009 Zuckerman issued a formal complaint with N.Y. State Supreme Court against money manager J. Ezra Merkin for investing with Madoff.

Forbes estimates his net worth at USD 2.4 billion. Zuckerman’s luxury yacht Lazy Z is available for charter through Camper & Nicholsons.

Leading Fearlessly - motor yacht -   28 m (90ft)  -  Sunseeker -  2008 - Jordan Zimmerman -  Net worth > USD 200 million  -  USA

Leander G  - motor yacht -  75m (246.06ft)  -  Peene-Werft GmbH -  1992

Sir  Donald Gosling  -  net worth USD 500 million  -  UK

National Car Parks  -

Sir Frederick Donald Gosling is the owner of the yacht Leander G. Gosling was the owner of National Car Parks. After serving in World War II he founded Central Car Parks, which he started at a central London bombsite. Together with his business partner Ronald Hobson he took over National Car Parks in 1959.

The company expanded rapidly, buying sites and converting them into car parks. In 1998 the company was sold to US based Cendant, netting Gosling and Hobson GBP 300 million each. National Car Parks is now the largest car park operator in the UK, with over 200,000 spaces at more than 700 locations. Donald Gosling is active in charity, his THE GOSLING FOUNDATION LIMITED, donates GBP 3 million each year to charity.

Gosling’s yacht Leander G is available for charter at a rate of USD 450.000 per week. Gosling sold Leander G in 2017. There are rumors that she is now owned by the Barclay family.

Legacy  - sailing yacht -  48m (158ft)  - Perini Navi - 1995

Peter Halmos  - net worth > USD 200 million  -  USA

Safecard Services renamed to Ideon Group, acquired by CUC International, which merged into Cendant Corporation, which sold Ideon to Avis Budget Group.

Peter Halmos is the owner of the yacht Legacy. Halmos co-founded Safecard Services in 1969 with his brother Steve Halmos. Safecard Services was active in credit card registration and loss notification services. Safecard grew rapidly and went public in 1977.  

Between 1985 and 1987 Peter Halmos sold shares worth US$ 48 million. Halmos left as chairman in 1990. Later Safeguard ran into financial difficulties and was sold to CUC International and  renamed Ideon. In 1993 Peter Halmos started several legal proceedings claiming compensation for damages  such as wrongful interference, defamation, breach of contract, refusal to indemnify expenses, and wrongful prevention of the exercise of stock options.

In a 1997 settlement with Avis Budget Group, who had acquired the company, Peter Halmos received US$ 71 million in an one up-front payment of $13.5 million and six subsequent annual payments of $9.5 million each. In 1996 Halmos received US$ 3.8 million in a settlement about Safecard’s former headquarters which Safecard had left.

Peter Halmos’ sailing yacht Legacy, which he had purchased for USD 17 million (including several ‘after delivery works’) was damaged and grounded by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. While trying to ride out Hurricane Katrina, Legacy’s anchor broke and the yacht ended up in sand and sea grass in a federally protected are near Key West.

It took three years and several million dollars, before Legacy was finally freed in 2008. Halmos received  USD 24 million in damage compensation from the Insurance Company of North America. The yacht Legacy had to be considered as ‘total loss’ due to the Katrina damage.

You can read some court documents about Legacy and the insurance claim here. Peter Halmos is an active philanthropist, donating through the Vicki and Peter Halmos Family Foundation.

Le Grand Blue  - motor yacht -  112.8m (370.0ft)  -  Vulkan   -  2000

Evgeny Shvidler  -  net worth USD 1.4 billion  -  Russia

Sibneft (oil), Millhouse LLC  -

Evgeny Markovich Shvidler is the owner of the yacht Le Grand Blue. Shvidler started his career in New York, working for Deloitte & Touche. He returned to Russia, where he started the oil trading company Runicom, together with Roman Abramovich. In 1995 they took control of Sibneft.

Sibneft was Russia’s fastest growing and most profitable oil company. Evgeny Shvidler was president of the company. In 2005 state company Gazprom acquired Sibneft for USD 13 billion. Currently Shvidler still invests with Abramovich as they together own the investment and asset management company Millhouse.

Le Pharaon  - motor yacht -  59.2m (194.23ft)  -  Feadship   -  1989

Ghaith Pharaon  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  Saudi Arabia

Saudi Research And Development Corporation

Ghaith Pharaon is a Saudi businessman. Ghaith Pharaon founded the Saudi Research And Development Corporation, Ltd.(REDEC).

Pharaon was an important player in the global oil and banking industries and a big Saudi investor in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. Pharaon was a major investor in Arbusto Energy, the President George W. Bush's business venture.

Lethantia  - sailing yacht -  44m (144.36ft)  -  Royal Huisman Shipyard   -  1994

Sigfried Steiner  -  net worth > USD 50 million  -  Germany

Steiner Film  -

Sigfried Steiner is the owner of the yacht Lethantia. Steiner is owner of Steiner Films. Steiner Films produces corporate films and commercials in HD and 3D. Steiner’s clients include BMW and Mercedes-Benz.  

He was the first to introduce aerial filming for car commercials. His company owns a helicopter and two private jets. Steiner uses his yacht Lethantia for the production of documentaries.

Lexa - motor yacht - 66 meter (218 feet) - Nobiskrug.

Tim Roberts -  Roberts family net worth USD 1 billion - Australia

Multiplex -

The yacht Lexa was originally known as Triple Seven or 777. She was purchased by Multiplex heir Tim Roberts. Read more about Tim Roberts at his previous  yacht Anya.

xa was built for the Rueben brothers, who sold her to Russian billionaire Alexander Abramov. He sold her to Roberts in 2013.

Libertas  -  motor yacht  -  22.1m (73ft)  -  Gamma Yachts  -  2014

Andrea Bocelli  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  Italy

Andrea Bocelli is the owner of the yacht Libertas. Bocelli is an Italian singer, famous for his opera and pop music. He has sold more than 100 million records.

s single ‘Time to Say Goodbye, is one of the best selling singles of all times. Bocelli is blind, losing his eyesight at the age of 12. Andrea Bocelli’s net worth is estimated between USD 40 and USD 150 million.

s yacht Libertas is a Gamma 20 yacht and was delivered in 2014. Although Gamma is an Italian brand name, the yacht was actually built at Jetten Yachting in the Netherlands.

Liberty  - motor yacht - 50m (163ft) -  ISA Yachts  -  2011

John Malone  -  net worth  $ 6.7 billion  -  USA

Liberty Media  -

There are rumors on the Internet that Liberty Global chairman John Malone is the owner of a yacht named Liberty. Superyachtfan does actually not believe that Malone owns this ISA Yachts named Liberty.

In NBC interview in 2013 Malone said that he likes to use the yacht EOS, owned by Barry Diller. That could indicate that Malone does not own a yacht anymore. John Malone is chairman of Liberty Global, the largest international cable company,  and Liberty Media, investing in media and communications.

Since 2011 Malone is the largest individual private  landowner in the USA. His net worth is estimated at $ 6.7 billion. Malone is an active philanthropist, donating $ 80 million in 2011 alone.

Heesen yacht Li-lien built as Hayken

Li-Lien  (ex Hayken)  - motor yacht -  36.8m (120.73ft)-  Heesen Yachts   -  2005

built as Seascape for Marc Stuart Dreier  -  USD zero-  USA

investment fraud

Superyacht Li-Lien was built as Seascape for Marc Stuart Dreier. Dreier was a New York City lawyer. He was the sole equity partner of the law firm Dreier LLP. Dreier LLP went bankrupt in 2008.

In 2009 Marc Dreier pleaded guilty to eight charges including one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire fraud, one count of money laundering, one count of securities fraud and five counts of wire fraud in a scheme to sell $700 million in fictitious promissory notes.

The eight-count indictment states his deception began in 2004, that Dreier gave purchasers of his notes false financial statements; arranged meetings for investors with people who impersonated officials from purported issuers of the notes; sold fake promissory notes purportedly issued by a Canadian pension plan; and embezzled more than $ 400 million from his client escrow account.

Marc Dreier was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on July 13, 2009. He is scheduled for release on October 26, 2026. Marc Dreier´s Heesen yacht Seascape was sold for USD 12.5 million by the court-appointed receiver Mark Pomerantz.

Limitless  - motor yacht -  96.2m (315.78ft)  -  Lürssen  -  1997

Leslie Wexner  -  net worth USD 4.3 billion  -  USA

Limited Brands  -

Leslie Wexner is a USA billionaire who owns the yacht Limitless

Linda Lou  -  60m (196.85ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts   - 2006

Doug  von Allmen  -  net worth > USD 200 million

Von Allmen Capital, Group One  -

See the information about Doug von Allmen at his current super yacht Lady Linda, above. Doug van Allmen has sold Linda Lou, but had his new yacht Lady Linda delivered in 2012.

Lioness  - motor yacht -  63m (206.69ft)  -  Benetti SpA   -  2006

Philip Green  -  net worth USD 4.7 billion  -  UK

Retail:  Arcadia Group  -

See more of Philip Greene’s yacht Lioness here

Lionheart  - sailing yacht -  43.4m (142.39ft)  -  Claasen Jachtbouw BV   -  2010

Harrold Goddijn  - net worth USD 600 million  -  The Netherlands

Tom Tom  -

Harold Goddijn is the owner of the sailing yacht Lionheart. Harrold Goddijn is the co-founder of TomTom. In 1989 Goddijn founded the computer company Psion Netherlands.

Later he was director of the UK company Psion Computers plc. In the same time Goddijn founded the company Palmtop together with some friends. Later Palmtop was renamed TomTom. Following the IPO of TomTom, Goddijn’s net worth became EUR 400 million or USD 500 million.

TomTom is now the world’s leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products. TomTom has 3,500 employees and sells its products in over 40 countries. Harrold Goddijn has an estimated net worth of USD 600 million.

His yacht Lionheart was originally built for Jan Ebus, founder of the fruit and vegetables wholesaler Seabrex. When Ebus ran into financial problems he sold his (unfinished) yacht to Harrold Goddijn.

Lionheart  - motor yacht -  90m (262 ft)  -  Benetti SpA   -  2016

Philip Green  -  net worth USD 4.2 billion  -  UK

Retail:  Arcadia Group  -

See more of Philip Greene’s yacht Lionheart here

Loaloat Al Behar  - motor yacht -  103.8m (340.7ft)  -  Pichiotti  -  1982

Qaboos bin Said Al Said  - Oman

Oman royal family

Qaboos bin Said Al Said is the Sultan of Oman. He rose to power after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur, in a palace coup in 1970. Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said owns 8 palaces and three super yachts: Al Said, Fulk al Salamah and Loalat al Behar.

Lone Ranger  - motor yacht -  77.4m (253.94ft)  -  Schichau Unterweser AG   - 1973

Peter Lewis  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  USA

Progressive Insurance  -

Peter B. Lewis is shareholder and chairman of Progressive Insurance Companies. Progressive Insurance Companies was founded in 1937 by his father Joseph Lewis and Jack Green. Peter Lewis began working full time at Progressive in 1955.

He became chief executive officer of The Progressive Corporation in 1965, and during his time as CEO, Progressive grew to become the fourth largest private passenger auto insurance group in the United States. The group now has 25.000 employees in more than 450 offices.  

In 2011 Progressive Insurance had a turnover of USD 15 billion and a net profit of USD 1 billion. Peter Lewis purchased the yacht Lone Ranger in 1997 from Jack Setton. Lewis resides in Florida.

Loretta Anne  - motor yacht -  40m (131.23ft)  - Alloy Yachts   - 2009

Rogers family -  net worth USD 6 billion  -  Canada

Rogers Communications  -

The yacht Loretta Anne, is owned by Loretta Anne Rogers.

Luna  - motor yacht -  115m (377.3ft)  -  Lloyd Werft   -  2010

Farkhad Akhmedov  -  net worth US$ 1.4 billion - Russia / Azarbijan

Northgas -

Superyacht Luna was built for Roman Abramovich, but in 2014 he sold the yacht to Azerbaijani billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov. See more here.

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